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Meijer First Retailer to Run All-Electric Semitrucks in Cold Weather Environment
Meijer, a retailer that operates one of the largest fleets in Michigan with 250 semitrucks and the first in North America to implement the Environmental Protection Agency's 2010 near-zero emissions standards in 2009, is once again leading the retail industry by deploying two of the first all-electric semitrucks outside of California.
The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer is also the first nationwide to track the performance of the Freightliner eCascadia semitrucks in a cold weather environment as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of...
Talks Break Down Between Sysco, Drivers as Strike Continues
Labor negotiations between food distribution giant Sysco, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 653 in Boston and Local 317 in Syracuse, have stalled and the strike will continue.
Sysco wrote that despite its “best efforts” to bring an end to a work stoppage, the Teamsters’ leadership rejected its offer.
“The parties have not been able to reach an agreement because Local 653 demanded Sysco Boston associates participate in the critically underfunded union-sponsored pension plan, a move that Sysco Boston believes is not good for its associates,” Sysco wrote in a press release.
Amazon to Bring Low Carbon Electrofuels to its Trucking Fleet
Amazon has signed an agreement with renewable fuels technology company Infinium to begin powering Amazon’s transportation fleet with ultra-low carbon electrofuels beginning in 2023. Infinium is expected to initially supply enough electrofuels, which are a fossil-based fuel alternative created with carbon waste and renewable power, to begin powering Amazon trucks in lieu of diesel fuel for approximately 5 million miles of travel per year.
The agreement is another step forward in Amazon’s commitment to transition its transportation network away from fossil fuels and deliver packages to customers in...
Sysco to Deploy 800 Electric Trucks by 2026 for U.S. Customers
Food distribution giant Sysco signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with truck manufacturer Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) to deploy nearly 800 battery-electric trucks set to serve Sysco customers by 2026, both companies announced jointly on May 19.
"Sysco is committed to making meaningful investments to support achievement of our climate goals, including those that encourage the development of electric tractors and trailers. We are eager to partner with a like-minded industry leader like Daimler Truck North America to deploy battery electric trucks nationwide,” said Marie Robinson...
Maersk Continues Electric Vehicle Investment in North America with 110-Truck Volvo Order
Shipping giant Maersk said it is doubling down on its electric truck fleet expansion plans in North America with a 110-vehicle order with Volvo, the company announced on March 29.
Maersk will add 110 additional Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 trucks, increasing its total commitment to 126 trucks. The trucks will be delivered by the end of Q1 2023 to support increased demand from customers.
“Our customers are looking for tangible actions on sustainable supply chains - not just conceptual,” Vincent Clerc, CEO of Ocean & Logistics at A.P. Moller...
Maersk Deploying Fleet of Electric Trucks to Provide Sustainable Supply Chain Options
Shipping giant Maersk will add a fleet of 300 electric trucks to its North America operations with delivery set between 2023-2025. The move will create the largest heavy-duty electric truck deployment to date.
The trucks will be used in the company’s warehousing, distribution and transportation business called Performance Team – A Maersk Company. The move comes thanks to a partnership with Einride, a tech company focused on freight mobility solutions.
The trucks will be operated using Einride’s digital road freight operating system and charging solutions...
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